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Tree limb falls on motorcyclists, killing 1

2 years 4 months 3 days ago September 15, 2014 Sep 15, 2014 Monday, September 15 2014 September 15, 2014 9:22 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State police said one motorcyclist was killed and another was injured when a tree limb fell and struck them while they were riding near French Settlement.

Trooper Jared Sandifer says 53-year-old Travis Lessard was riding a Harley Davidson alongside his brother, 52-year-old Joseph Lessard on La. Highway 22 Sunday afternoon when the limb fell.

Sandifer says Travis Lessard, of Gonzales, was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Gonzales while Joseph Lessard, of Maurepas, was taken to a Baton Rouge Hospital with serious injuries.

He says both riders were wearing their helmets.

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